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Blog promoting OpenOffice.org, ODF, open-standards

An interesting blog that takes you through the developments of ODF in the standardisation process is http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/. The first entry on the website is a static page; the second item is the newest entry, and so on. Recent posts talked about the OpenXML attempt for “fast-track” standardisation and how several countries dealt with this on …

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For how long have I been using my computer?

Do you want to check how many hours you have been using your computer/laptop? Do you want to find out if that second-hand hard disk salesman is saying the truth? Are you about to buy a second-hand laptop that had been used only sparingly? You can figure out what’s going on, with the help of …

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Παρωχημένα πράγματα

παρωχημένος -η -ο [paroiménos] E3 : που ανήκει στο παρελθόν: O ιστορικός μελετά παρωχημένες εποχές. || (γραμμ.) Παρωχημένη λέξη / έκφραση. Παρωχημένη σημασία / χρήση μιας λέξης, που υπήρχε παλαιότερα. || (γραμμ.) ~ χρόνος, συντελεσμένος. [λόγ. < αρχ. παρῳχημένος (γραμμ.: ελνστ. σημ.)] Πηγή: http://www.komvos.edu.gr/dictionaries/dictonline/DictOnLineTri.htm Υπάρχει συζήτηση στη λίστα i18ngr για το αν είναι κατάλληλη η …

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Keyboard updates in Xorg

There have been a few updates in Xorg regarding the multilingual keyboard support. First, a new dead key has been added for Finish, dead_stroke. It appears that Cyrillic would find it useful as the available dead keys are too few to be reused in this case. The moral of the story is that if you …

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ISO/IEC 26300

The OASIS OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard has now been adopted by ISO/IEC! Washington, DC – The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance), a broad cross-section of associations, academic institutions and industry dedicated to solving the problem of improving access and retrieval of electronic government documents, today congratulated the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for its sweeping …

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Taxis and security

It is quite encouraging that citizens taxed in Greece are able to file their tax reports through the Web, at the Taxis Website. Sadly, it has been reported that standard-compliant Web browsers are not supported by the Taxis Website. If you are affected, do complain about it! If you file taxes and you are affected, …

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